Lawyer and lobbyist Ron LaFace Sr. dies

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Ron LaFace Sr., a well-known Tallahassee lawyer and lobbyist, died Friday morning at his home. LaFace, 71, who had recently suffered a stroke, was part of the Greenberg Traurig law firm since 1991. Fred Baggett, managing partner of the firm’s Tallahassee office, said he started practicing law with LaFace in 1972 and said he “leaves an incredible example of integrity and service for all of us to follow.” LaFace was a founder of the firm Roberts, Baggett, LaFace and Richard that later merged with Greenberg Traurig. He also played leadership roles in organizations such as the Florida Bar and the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, according to a statement from Greenberg Traurig. The firm said information about funeral arrangements would be forthcoming.

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